6 Away-From-it-All Campgrounds

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6 Away-From-It-All Campgrounds

~ By Caroline Praderio ~

Duck Harbor Campground

There are just five primitive sites at this wilderness campground on Isle au Haut. The only way to get there? Hitch a ride on the mail boat. May 15–October 15. $25 permit fee required. 207-288-3338.

Flood’s Cove

Paddle out to eight wooded, oceanfront campsites on 11-acre Ames Island. May–October. $40 per night. 77 Floods Cove Rd., Friendship. 207-832-6237.

Hermit Island Campground

Even the most secluded sites are a short walk from one of the island’s seven private beaches. Memorial Day–Labor Day. $37–$64 per night. 6 Hermit Island Rd., Phippsburg. 207-443-2101.

South Arm Campground

Rent this campground’s lone cottage and get all of Metallak Island to yourself. The 38 wilderness tent sites on Lower Richardson Lake aren’t too shabby either. Mid-May–Labor Day. $5–$55 per night. 62 Kennett Dr., Andover. 207-364-5155.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve Wilderness Camping

This campground has 67 sites scattered around the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake — some of them are accessible only by canoe.May–September. $20 per night for 1–2 adults, $10 per night for each additional adult, $5 per night for kids, $5 per night for dogs. 377 Stephens Rd., Rangeley. 207-864-2003.

Swans Falls Campground

Choose from 18 rustic sites tucked into a peaceful pine forest on the Saco River. May 26–October 9. $15 per person per night, $25 minimum. 198 Swans Falls Rd., Fryeburg. 207-935-3395.


Caroline Praderio

Caroline Praderio is a former Down East assistant editor.